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LETTER: Ban vehicles from Chesterfield town centre

Further to Stephen Payne’s letter about the parking situation in Chesterfield town centre, I fully agree that it is indeed chaotic.

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LETTER: Everyone else faces financial burden of parking

LETTER: Everyone else faces financial burden of parking

Blue badge holders repeatedly state that they deserve special consideration and should be exempt from paying parking fees at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, but should they?

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LETTER: Why shouldn’t you pay for your posh cars?

Two of your letters last week complain about parking charges for blue badge holders at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

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LETTER: When will parking free for all end?

LETTER: When will parking free for all end?

I can only wonder if anything will ever be done about the atrocious situation of what seems to be nothing more than a park-where-you-like attitude, particularly around the former post office and Market Hall and also Soresby Street and Glumangate. 
I was in town recently on a Wednesday at about 4pm and it was a free for all.

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LETTER: Views? What about the wildlife?

LETTER: Views? What about the wildlife?

I wish to bring to your attention the proposed winter tree felling on the High Peak Trail by the countryside service of Derbyshire County Council.

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LETTER: Calow Hospital parking charges are hitting the disabled

LETTER: Calow Hospital parking charges are hitting the disabled

I feel I must complain about the unfair parking charges which came into effect on January 3, regarding disabled ‘blue badge’ holders.

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LETTER: Petition your MPs to put a stop to overseas aid

So the permanent Secretary for International Development, Mark Lowcock, has been made a knight in the New Year’s Honours list. 
His salary is £165,000 a year. Not bad for a man giving £12 billon of taxpayers’ money away. 
What qualifications do you need to give someone else’s money away and then get a knighthood for it? Any more jobs like that going? I would like to put my name forward. I urge all voters to petition their MP to stop this disgraceful waste of taxpayer’s money and spend it on the old and disabled, cancer sufferers and the unemployed and anyone else who is struggling in this country. 
We have got to put our own people first. The sooner we get rid of the department for overseas aid the better. 
I was taught that charity begins at home, but not if you live in the UK – it’s the rest of the world and the UK comes last. 
Then they tell us we have got to tighten our belts, we are already being squeezed dry now.

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LETTER: Disabled drivers shouldn’t pay for parking

LETTER: Disabled drivers shouldn’t pay for parking

I read in this week’s Derbyshire Times that the Chesterfield Royal Hospital seems to make a fortune out of car parking charges. 
I was amazed and disappointed on leaving the hospital recently that as a disability ‘blue badge’ holder I now have to pay to park in the disabled parking section.

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LETTER: Homeless man’s death is an example of how our town fail the vulnerable

As a group of friends who are residents in the Chesterfield area, we are both appalled and saddened to hear of a homeless man who froze to death on our streets in the new year.

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LETTER: Britain is one of the most innovative nations on earth

What a sad and defeatist letter from Alan Craw about history’s view of 2016.

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LETTER: Have faith in our grit and determination

Well well well, how do we react to the worldly wise Alan Craw (Chad letters December 28).

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LETTER: Leave voters should help remainers out of depression

LETTER: Leave voters should help remainers out of depression

Alan Craw wrote a lengthy and original plea for help for those emotionally scarred by the Brexit vote (Referendums, Chad December 28).

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LETTER: Democracy is disappearing

LETTER: Democracy is disappearing

For some time now it has been obvious to me that the majority of MPs are totally out of touch with the British electorate and the higher they climb, the more out of touch they become.

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LETTER: Harsher action on mobile using drivers

LETTER: Harsher action on mobile using drivers

In response to the recent rail strike, Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling quoted “no increased risk” from the Rail Safety and Standards Board, and has threatened to ban rail strikes. He also, said: “if I had the power to end it, I would.”

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LETTER: How will history look back on 2016?

LETTER: How will history look back on 2016?

In the year 2066, 50 years hence, the history books of England might read something like this:

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LETTER: Andy Murray does have personality

With regard to the recent letter on Andy Murray and his suitability to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

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LETTER: Sort us out before sending tax payers’ money overseas

So the government has given the green light to local authorities to put rates to pay for social care, i.e. disabled and people who are in care homes.

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Buses

LETTER: We’ve been generous but cuts have hit hard

I’d like to clarify several points and highlight what Derbyshire County Council is doing to keep buses on the road.

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LETTER: Respect shop workers during festive season

I would like to wish your readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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LETTER: Good sportsman but deserving winner?

So Andy Murray is being touted as Sports’ Personality of the Year.

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